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Suspect Dead in Standoff in Polk County

While a deputy was investigating, he was confronted by a man with a rifle and called for backup

  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A man is dead in Polk County after allegedly shooting at a mail carrier, setting off an hours-long standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies. The mail carrier reported hearing two gunshots around 11:20 this morning in Northland Township, about 30 miles north of Crookston. One of the bullets shattered the rear window of his vehicle….

Illinois Man Charged in West Fargo Shooting

He is accused of repeatedly shooting at a woman in an apartment while she begged for her life

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — An Illinois man has been charged in a weekend shooting in West Fargo. David White, Jr., 26, is charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment. He is accused of repeatedly shooting at a woman in an apartment while she begged for her life. Police say there were children present at the time of the shooting….

Justice Department Releases Review of Jamar Clark Shooting Aftermath

The county prosecutor and the U.S. attorney both declined to charge the two officers involved

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Justice Department’s review is in on how Minneapolis handled the aftermath of the Jamar Clark shooting. Clark’s death in a confrontation with two officers sparked weeks of protests that were largely peaceful, though one on November included skirmishes between officers and demonstrators. The review found the city didn’t have a coordinated response to the 18…

Former Grand Forks City Council Member who Shot Judge Back in Jail

Reuben Larson, 68, finished serving 25 of a 26-year prison sentence for shooting Judge Lawrence Jahnke in Room 201 of the Grand Forks County Courthouse

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — A former Grand Forks City Council member who shot a judge in a courtroom in 1992 has been put back in jail. Reuben Larson, 68, finished serving 25 of a 26-year prison sentence for shooting Judge Lawrence Jahnke in Room 201 of the Grand Forks County Courthouse. Larson was in court for failing to make…

Man Convicted in “Operation Speed Racer” Loses Appeal

The killing was tied to a violent cartel based in Tijuana, Mexico

  EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — A man convicted of murder in a North Dakota drug conspiracy case tied to a major Mexican cartel has lost his appeal. Gabriel Martinez had claimed that his lawyers did a poor job and one of them was too chummy with Federal Judge Ralph Erickson. He sentenced Martinez to life in prison in 2008…

Five Suspects Arrested in Shooting Death of U of M-Duluth Student

Grahek was shot on February 14th at a home in Duluth's East Hillside neighborhood

Facebook  DULUTH, Minn. — Five people have been arrested in the shooting death of a University of Minnesota-Duluth student. Authorities said they arrested four people in the shooting death of 22-year-old William Grahek. A fifth person was already in jail on unrelated charges. Grahek was shot on February 14th at a home in Duluth’s East Hillside neighborhood. The suspects, four…

Former Girlfriend of Philando Castile Arrested in Hammer Attack

Diamond Reynolds of West St. Paul was arrested with two other women Thursday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The former girlfriend of Philando Castile is under arrest for being involved in an assault on another woman who was attacked with a hammer. Diamond Reynolds of West St. Paul was arrested with two other women Thursday. Police say it isn’t clear what role Reynolds played in the assault but charges are pending. The victim, who…

Charges Dismissed in Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest Shooting

Defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against two co-defendants

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Charges are dismissed against one of four men accused in the November 2015 shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters outside a Minneapolis police precinct. The men were at a protest over the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by police. A judge has ruled prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to support charges of felony riot against Daniel…

No Charges for Deputy Involved in Fatal Shooting of Evansville Man

Authorities say Holmgren led them on a 50 mile chase across three counties before running from his vehicle and pointing a gun at them

  TRAVERSE COUNTY, Minn. — Traverse County prosecutors say they will not file charges against a sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot an Evansville man in October of 2016. Prosecutors say the case against a deputy who killed 37-year-old Jay Holmgren doesn’t have enough evidence to support handing it to the grand jury. Authorities say Holmgren led them on a 50…

UMD Student Identified in Fatal Shooting

Police say they have identified a possible motive but have not made an arrest

FacebookDULUTH, Minn. — A man who was fatally shot in Duluth has been identified as a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Police say the victim is 22-year-old William Grahek of Duluth. He was the son of a St. Paul police officer. Authorities were called to a house in the East Hillside neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. Grahek was taken to a…